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Rooty Toot Toot (1951)

Directed by

Thurl Ravenscroft Thurl Ravenscroft
Jonathan Bailey, Honest John the Crook
Annette Warren Annette Warren
Frankie / Nelly Bly

Written by
John Hubley John Hubley
Bill Scott Bill Scott


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Release date: 15 April 2018
Tags: Animation (1), Short (1), 1951 (1)
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"DIR: John Hubley SUMMARY: A retelling of the classic ballad 'Frankie and Johnny', in which Frankie's trial for murder plays out in a rhythmic manner. WHY IT'S HERE: UPA's 'Rooty Toot Toot' was their most stylised cartoon yet. Based on the ballad 'Frankie and Johnny', 'Rooty Toot Toot' is a courtroom drama in verse. The script is good but the animation is the clincher, filling the scenario with a unique energy that could only come from UPA. With daring character design and radical use of colo"